Year of the Horse
Horse is the seventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Horse include 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026...
The Five Elements of Horse is Fire (Huo), which symbolizes enthusiasm and energy. The animal gives people an impression of independence and integrity. Its spirit is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos - making unremitting efforts to improve themselves with passion and diligence.
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yang
Years of the Horse
Lucky Signs for People born in Horse Year:
Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple
Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold
Lucky Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest
- Unlucky Numbers: 1, 5, 6
- Unlucky Colors: blue, white, gold
- Unlucky Direction: southeast
Most have nice personalities, such as warm-hearted, upright and easygoing. Hence, they usually have a lot of friends flocking around them. Independence and endurance makes them more powerful, and they do not easily give up when in difficulties. Positive attitude leads to a brighter direction.
The love of spending seems to be the biggest problem since they must be financially well off to support their social activities and outlook. Besides, their frank attitude at times leads to letting out secret easily. Persistence is what they lack on the path of success.
- Perfect Matches: Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit
They are born to be a well-matched couple, sharing a lot in common.
- Acceptable Matches: Dragon, Dog, Monkey
Their life will be sweet and happy as long as one of them learns to be considerate, tolerant and understanding.
- Complementary Match: Pig
They are a complementary couple in characteristic and capability, and good partners in housework / business.
- Intimate Friend: Snake
They are not so much couple as intimate friends, enjoying the same value for fashion and art.
- Avoid: Rat, Ox, Rooster, Horse
They cannot understand and support each other.
- See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
Different years of Horse are associated with different items of the traditional Chinese Five Elements, which to some extent affect people’s personality and fate.
|Types||Years of Birth||Personality Traits|
|Wood Horse||1954, 2014||Born leader and decision maker, with rich imagination and penetrating opinions.|
|Fire Horse||1906, 1966||Intelligent, passionate, energetic; sensitive to dressing and fashion.|
|Earth Horse||1918, 1978||Optimistic, with strong action and executive power.|
|Metal Horse||1930, 1990||Frank by nature with a ready tongue, sparing no effort to help friends.|
|Water Horse||1942, 2002||Some short-tempered, but giving and considerate to friends.|